allpb

Is this item upgrade worth?

6 posts in this topic

Ask mr robot tells me to change items becouse i have some better in my bags

T2t8pBn.jpg

 

but i dont know if its worth it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

optimizing gear is an ugly mistress, the first atypical blanket statement is, if its an ilvl increase equip it. but we must look at stats. you are getting a pretty nice increase in strength and attack power, crit is being relatively untouched. The only stat that is getting nerfed if you will is your haste, a fairly big 4% drop. Now 20% haste is considered the soft cap however at 16% you are still doing very good. So, i'd play on a target dummy, if the haste drops feels jarring you may not want to switch, however, it looks in general that the gear increase and the strength increase would infact be quite worth it because soul reaper gives so much haste and your haste loss isn't traumatically bad and the strength increase should give you a nice dps increase.

so, i say, go for it :D

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just further to what demon said - Item level increase is great, but beware of using that statement to apply to rings/necks. Without strength on them anymore, secondaries are super important. For example, you might find yourself using an 830 ring over an 860 purely because of secondaries.

Just something to keep in mind!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Blainie said:

Just further to what demon said - Item level increase is great, but beware of using that statement to apply to rings/necks. Without strength on them anymore, secondaries are super important. For example, you might find yourself using an 830 ring over an 860 purely because of secondaries.

Just something to keep in mind!

correct, its the same deal sort of with trinkets too, ilvl increase doesn't make it necessarily better, heck for all of hfc dks favored a trinket from the previous tier,

however, on items that have base strength the strength increase usually usually is beneficial over secondaries. So again ask mr robot or posting here is always good if you are confused. Even the worse case scenario you can go smack a target dummy for awhile with one piece and then switch to another and compare

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Long story short here you don't lose hardly anything for crit, and gain lots of strength making it worth while. (mastery also isn't as bad as it seems it's actually a relatively good stat over all for the current content fights where bursting sores is used often and like doubly effective with mastery)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yeah the issue with mastery is both diminishing returns and a not super noticeable pay off. simply go play with defile and you'll see a 10% increase in mastery isn't a huge dps gain, but it is a dps gain, each ability only doing say 4k more damage adds up over time. so with castigator there is a frenzy for crit right now, but that does hit a point of no return, from there mastery is good investment point. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.